About the Simulator
This unique Life/form® Peritoneal Dialysis Simulator provides the opportunity to practice the essentials of Peritoneal Dialysis procedures and care including CAPD and APD. Accurate, external anatomical detail is provided and ensured in this casting made from molds formed directly from a live volunteer.
List of Components
- Peritoneal Dialysis Simulator
- Hard Carry Case
- Instruction Manual (Not Pictured)
- 5-Year Limited Warranty Statement Card (Not Pictured)
Note: Original sponsorship for the development of this product was furnished by Abbott Labs.
The Peritoneal Dialysis Simulator is intended to be used standing upright.
An approximately 0.5 Gal (1.9L) reservoir is embedded inside the abdominal area. Fluids can be introduced and emptied through standard fluid bags to the internal reservoir inside the abdominal area via the permanently installed Tenckhoff catheter. Distilled Water is recommended as a dialystate.
The tube on top of the simulator is designed for air vent and drying. (See figure 1.)
Care and Maintenance
Most dirt and stains on the simulator can easily be removed with a mild solution of liquid soap and water. Most stubborn stains can be removed with Nasco Cleaner (LF09919U, sold separately). Apply Nasco Cleaner to a clean, dry cloth. Rub the soiled area until clean.
B. Flush System
Nasco recommends ½ cup bleach mixed with one gallon of water for cleaning. Run a solution of the mixed fluid through the system and drain immediately. Rinse with clean distilled water, let it air dry.
C. Adhesive Bandages
Most kinds of adhesive bandages can easily be used. Use Glue-Off (LF01023U) only for removing residual adhesive. Apply thin coat. Allow to dry. Rub off in a circular motion.
Empty the reservoir after every use. Hold the simulator facing down and shake it gently to drain any left fluid. When not in continuous use, it is recommended to store the clean, dry simulator in the furnished storage case, or cover with a cloth or sheet of plastic.
DO NOT remove Tenckhoff catheter from abdominal area. It is installed permanently.
DO NOT use povidone-iodine prep solutions. These solutions will indelibly stain the simulator.
DO NOT place simulator in contact with any printed paper or plastic. The ink will transfer and cause an indelible stain. Similar inks, such as ballpoint pen will also cause an indelible stain.
DO NOT store the simulator with fluids inside or allow fluids to stagnate inside the simulator.
LF01022U – Fluid Supply Stand
LF01023U – Glue-Off
LF09919U – Nasco Cleaner
Actual product may vary slightly from photo. Nasco reserves the right to change product color, materials, supplies, or function as needed.